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Mississippi Catfish blues musician

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Summary:In this program, Mississippi Catfish, one of the last of the authentic rural blues players, recounts key episodes from his life. Archival photographs, combined with Catfish's anecdotes, provide a sense of Black life in rural Mississippi, especially during the 1920s and 30s, offering a cultural framework for the blues and an intimate portrait of a genuine blues musician.
Contributor:Mississippi Catfish (Musician)
Provider:Gypsy Films (Firm)
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Blues musicians Mississippi Biography
Blues (Music) Mississippi
African Americans Mississippi Music
African Americans Mississippi Social life and customs
Mississippi Catfish (Musician)
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Music
Performing Arts
Collection:Films@UM
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